Philadelphia Phillies (25-32, fourth in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (25-32, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Saturday, 4:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Matt Strahm (4-3, 3.20 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 52 strikeouts); Nationals: MacKenzie Gore (3-3, 3.57 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 74 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Phillies -121, Nationals +101; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies take on the Washington Nationals after Nicholas Castellanos had four hits on Friday in an 8-7 loss to the Nationals.
Washington is 12-17 at home and 25-32 overall. The Nationals have the third-best team batting average in MLB play at .265.
Philadelphia has a 25-32 record overall and an 11-22 record on the road. The Phillies have a 21-9 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
The teams meet Saturday for the second time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jeimer Candelario has 17 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 28 RBI for the Nationals. Keibert Ruiz is 8-for-35 with three home runs and eight RBI over the past 10 games.
Kyle Schwarber leads Philadelphia with 13 home runs while slugging .392. Castellanos is 15-for-39 with two home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 5-5, .272 batting average, 5.16 ERA, outscored by six runs
Phillies: 3-7, .234 batting average, 5.19 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
INJURIES: Nationals: Victor Robles: 10-Day IL (back), Israel Pineda: 10-Day IL (finger), Stephen Strasburg: 60-Day IL (ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60-Day IL (elbow), Victor Arano: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Cade Cavalli: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Phillies: Alec Bohm: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Noah Song: 60-Day IL (back), Darick Hall: 60-Day IL (thumb), Jose Alvarado: 15-Day IL (elbow), Cristian Pache: 10-Day IL (knee), Rafael Marchan: 60-Day IL (hand), Rhys Hoskins: 60-Day IL (acl)
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